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Michael Clemens shares his excitement that the draft post-2015 development goals include migration. He has ideas to make it even better.
Deliberative Polling shows what people think of an issue after really thinking about it. Lawrence MacDonald proposes it as a catalyst for better climate policy.
USAID’s Global Development Lab has been quiet since its April launch. Former chief scientist Alex Dehgan speaks frankly with Casey Dunning about its struggles.
Drawing on lessons from the early HIV response, Mead Over calls on donors to mobilize emergency task forces for the protection of health workers.
The latest Sustainable Development Goals have 17 goals and 169 targets. Ambition's not lacking, but focus is. Charles Kenny and Casey Dunning ask what’s the point.
What makes a results-based operation tick? Alan Gelb and Nabil Hashmi dissect the World Bank’s Program for Results.
CGD's Frances Seymour and Mina Setra, an indigenous peoples’ leader in Indonesia, tell how forest protection efforts have given voice to forest dwellers.
CGD looks back on the first-ever US-Africa Leaders Summit — and asks what’s next.
Much has changed since the 1990s; shouldn’t classifications of developing countries change too? New working paper by Andy Sumner explains.
Mobile-phone education programs are on the rise worldwide. Jenny Aker and co-authors put one to the test in a CGD working paper.